4 Aug 2011, 2:15 PM
The fishing continues to be good off the surf as king fish have been hit or miss but the flounder fishing has been very good. The brown sharks have been giving anglers more than they can handle as they are catching them in the 4-5 foot range off the surf using king fish heads or a chunk of mackerel. The flounder season has been great so far as it has been one of the most productive seasons in a long time for the flatty attackers. They extended the season for flounder an extra three weeks after Labor Day and it seems like the flounder have not moved out yet due to the fluctuation of the water temps. Absecon Inlet all the way up through the inter-coastal waterway seem to continue to be giving up BIG flounder. Bill Stroby had his boys out on Tuesday and was back in an hour as "little" Stroby nailed a nice 6 pound flounder. Max Lee came in a little later with a fat 8 pound flounder showing off his skills he learned from Capt Mike as his mate on the "High Roller". I'm sure max gave a fillet to Gramma Becky :) . The inshore anglers have been coming back with plenty of Mahi-mahi as they have been under anything that puts a shadow into the water. Bring some minnows out with you and find a pot and hold on. Jeff Darish had a bunch with the biggest one being 24 pounds. Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs kids fishing tournament is coming up on August 20th and there will be a meeting on August 10th at the Library if anyone would like to attend and help the Brigantine Municipal Alliance out. This event is open to ALL kids and it we should have another great turn out. It is always a blast for all the kids and adults who help out. The smiles on the kids faces makes it all worth while. Free rod and reel combos will be given out to the first 100 kids to sign-up, and T-shirts and goody bags will be given to all. If you don't have your own equipment there will be plenty of loaner rods and reels to use as long as the parent has a drivers licence. Registration starts at 8:00 am at the 16th st South parking lot.
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